Schools Tree Day, held on the last Friday of July ( Friday 25th July), is a special day for Australia’s school children. As budding environmentalists they are doing their bit for our country by planting native trees and shrubs and beautifying our school grounds. Over 250,000 school children were involved in last year’s event. Tree Day shows us how easy and fun it is to help our environment and connect with nature.
“Planting native trees in our school is a great way to ensure that plenty of habitat is provided for our native wildlife,” says Earnest Eco-Earth. “It’s also an important way that we can contribute to the environment and help fight climate change at a community level.”
This year 400 plants will be planted along the front fence gardens, around the back of the Senior Learning Centre and along the beds near the oval with the aim of making the gardens look better and to provide a place for our local wildlife to eat and live safely. This will be our 14th Annual Tree Planting Day at MWPS and will go towards our school maintaining its BIODIVERSITY Star as part of the AUSSI Resource Smart Schools Program.
Also a colouring competition is being held again this year with fabulous environmentally themed prizes on offer. Colouring sheets can be obtained from classroom teachers or from the COMPETITIONS page of this blog (see tab above or click on the word COMPETITIONS).
This year there is a junior entry (Prep – 2), a senior entry (Yrs 3-6) and a teacher/parent entry. This way the whole family can be involved!
All entries must have the child’s/adult’s name and grade on the front and can be given to Ms Leary (room 31) or left at the office. The competition closes on Friday August 8th. No late entries will be accepted.
For more information on Planet Ark’s Tree Planting Day click on the logo: